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fund

noun uk   /fʌnd/ us  
C1 [C] an amount of money saved, collected, or provided for a particular purpose: a pension/trust fund The hospital has set up a special fund to buy new equipment. Contributions are being sought for the disaster fund. funds C1 [plural] money needed or available to spend on something: Following the repairs to the roof, church funds are now seriously depleted. The president has agreed to allocate further funds to develop the new submarine.informal I'd love to come on holiday with you, but I'm a bit short of/low on funds (= I have little money) at the moment. a fund of sth a lot of something: She has a fund of knowledge on the subject.

fund

verb [T] uk   /fʌnd/ us  
C1 to provide the money to pay for an event, activity, or organization: The company has agreed to fund my trip to Australia. The new college is being privately funded (= money for it is not being provided from taxes).
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